How to write a medical school personal statement: Motive _ Third is having a compelling motive. It's the underpinning of the whole essay. Unless you speak to a compelling motive, the default result from the reader's point of view is this student is writing a general medical school essay, but doesn't really know why. You've got to be willing to flaunt the motivation and be really willing to shout at the top of your lungs standing on a chair in the middle of a crowded auditorium. Be THAT committed to what you have to say. All of this sounds incredibly unrealistic and incredibly overdone, but once you put these concepts down on paper, the very act of reading mutes so much of the impact of language, that you've got to be willing to trust that you can be very committed and very over the top in how you articulate, and it will still carry off.
Your UCAS personal statement must demonstrate: Why you would like to study your chosen subject _ What has influenced your choice of subject _ How studying your chosen course will progress your intended career _ That you are prepared for and will be able to cope with university life _ Attending university will develop you as an individual _ Your achievements in life both academic and extra_curricular _ How any work experience you have conducted has improved you as a person _ That you are a person with a range of interests